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Definition of "-ics" []

  • Science, art, study, or knowledge of, or skill in: photonics. (suffix)
  • Actions, activities, or practices of: athletics. (suffix)
  • Qualities or operations of: mechanics. (suffix)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "-ics" in a sentence
  • "The distinction is embodied in all the words that end in -ics: ethics, politics, esthetics, mathematics."
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